An illusion



I scroll through her Facebook photos
Feelings of envy seep through me
Her picture perfect boyfriend
And their recent holidays in Hawaii

She shows off her six-pack abs
In her latest yoga poses
She gushes about her “awesome bf
Sharing pictures of earrings and roses

I see the picture of their new house
It’s right next to the beach
She posts photos of sunrises
With the hashtag ‘blessed‘ on each

She updates her status to ‘engaged’
With a photo of her platinum diamond ring
It’s followed by the caption
3 carat Tiffany is the only thing

I get sick of updates on wedding dresses
Her photos of her perfect life
I make myself stop following her posts
While she goes on to become his wife

A year or so later on the news
I learn yet another woman has died
At the hands of an abusive husband
Who has killed her and her unborn child

I see the photo aired on the telly
It’s from her recent Facebook post
Perfectly poised in an expensive dress
Hashtagged “My hubby loves me the most

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (21 April 2016)

Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Fake

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14 thoughts on “An illusion

  1. Nabanita says:

    You can never tell what goes on in someone’s life, especially not from social media.. You have put this forth wonderfully..illusion it is indeed

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